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Nebraska Tops MSU 60-51

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Head basketball coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts to a call. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) FILE

Head basketball coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts to a call. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) FILE

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Terran Petteway scored 23 points and Walter Pitchford added 18 and Nebraska topped No. 9 Michigan State 60-51 on Sunday.

Petteway had 16 points in the last 20 minutes after Pitchford had scored 12 before the break for the Cornhuskers (14-10, 6-6 Big Ten).
Gary Harris had 18 points and Adreian Payne 11 for the Spartans (21-5, 10-3), who remain in a first-place tie with Michigan. Harris was 5 for 15 from the field. Michigan State shot 34 percent from the field and 20.8 percent on 3-pointers.

The Cornhuskers led 32-25 at the half and held off a second-half surge with a 9-2 closing run.

 

 

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